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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
“I AM sorry for his family’s loss. He is truly a big loss to the Cebuanos and I pray that God will reward him for the works that he has done for his fellowmen…He was very healthy and was always smiling and joyful. Though we are all saddened by his death, let us know that the Lord has His reasons for taking him away from us.”—Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal
“It was admirable to have observed Cerge starting as a young Cebuano reporter. He struggled through a treacherous political landscape to overtake all of his peers. Through the years, Cerge learned how to polish off his rough edges to emerge as a jewel or, if I may now suggest, a statesman. Cebu was blessed to have had him among us. Godspeed my friend.”— Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña.
“He always championed the Cebuano cause. Cebu has lost a great Cebuano. He was the first to proclaim that I’m his favorite governor and I always say that he is my favorite secretary.”— Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia
“A true friend! A scholar throughout his University of the Visayas days. Our most outstanding alumnus for the years 2008 and 2009. A Cebuano proud of his humble roots.” — Rep. Eduardo Gullas (Cebu, 1st district)
“One of my dearest friends has just been given a new assignment by our Lord. May God give me the courage to bear my unbearable sorrow.” –- Rep. Antonio Cuenco (Cebu City, south district)
“(Remonde’s) reign as KBP (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas) Cebu chairman, and six years as KBP national chairman, were the turning points of KBP. He turned KBP from being previously perceived as a managers’ club to a true broadcasters’ association.” –- Cebu City Councilor Sylvan Jakosalem
“Cerge has been a very good friend, since I was a junior officer fighting communist terrorists. He is a great loss, not only to the Cebuanos, but also to the Filipino people.” — Police Regional Office 7 Director Lani-o Nerez
“Secretary Remonde was one of those who helped me with my papers for my promotion. We last saw each other at the fluvial parade.
Nakalitan ko. Maayo to siya nga tawo kay mutabang gyud siya.
Sayang kaayo nga nikalit siya ug kawala diri sa kalibutan.” — Cebu Provincial Police Office Director Erson Digal
“His passing is a great loss not only to Cebuanos but to the whole country as well. He was my political science professor (at the University of the Visayas). Remonde is a true-bloodied Cebuano, who rose from all the challenges that brought him to where he had become-–having been appointed as press secretary of the President,” — Cebu City Police Office Director Patrocinio Comendador
“We are saddened by Cerge Remonde’s death. He is not only an asset in Cebu but also in the national government. Daghan siyang natabangan labi na sa mga Sugbuanon.” — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes